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Events This Month In Bethesda, Chevy Chase

By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 4/4/2014, 4:30pm  ET

A busy first weekend of April is on tap for what’s looking like a busy month.

If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out our event submission form. Also, please check out the event calendar to see all that is going on.


IMG_3418Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup
Rock Creek Watershed (See website for map of locations)
Time: 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 a.m.

On April 5th, we will celebrate the Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup with events at 70+ sites all over the Rock Creek Watershed. Our goal is a total stream cleanup of Rock Creek and its tributaries, the parks connected to Rock Creek, and the neighborhoods near Rock Creek where trash originates.

This will be the sixth annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup, and we need your help to make it the best ever. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, we want you alongside us this April. We are still looking for volunteers for this spectacular day so check out our Extreme Cleanup map to find a volunteer site near you!

For more information, visit

MusicBox-RESIZED_credit-Kenneth-AdamBaltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Box: BUGS!
The Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane)
Time: 10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

The music of Debussy and Mendelssohn will soar like the bees, butterflies and ladybugs when performed by a piano trio; hosted by acclaimed actress, dancer and storyteller Maria Broom. The Music Box Series is a unique music program for young children ages 6 months to three years old and their families. Each performance features pre-concert activities hosted 30 minutes prior to the show by the BSO and partner organization Ready-at-Five, a non-profit that works to ensure that all Maryland children are ready to learn by age five. The wide range of pre-concert activities will encourage literacy, creative play and musical skills.

Free Book Talk: “The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory”
Bethesda Library (7400 Arlington Road)
Time: 1:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

The National Capital Area Skeptics ( will host a free event with author Jesse Walker discussing his book “The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory”. This will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 1:30 pm at the Bethesda Library.


2013 Trawick Prize first place winner, via BUPThe Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards
Bethesda Urban Partnership (7700 Old Georgetown Road)
(Ongoing contest)

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites local artists to submit work to the Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. The deadline is April 7 and you must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C., to apply. All original 2-D and 3-D fine art including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video will be accepted. The jury will select up to 10 finalists who will be invited to display their work in a group exhibition at Gallery B in Bethesda in September 2014. Awards: $10,000 – Best in Show, $2,000 – Second Prize, $1,000 – Third Prize, $1,000 – Young Artist. Entry Fee: $25.


Chamber logoBCC Chamber of Commerce April Networking Breakfast
Timpano Italian Chophouse (12021 Rockville Pike)
Time: 7:45 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.

Join us for our monthly Networking Breakfast. It’s a perfect way to make lasting connections with established business contacts from across the B-CC community.

Location: Timpano Italian Chophouse, 12021 Rockville Pike, 20852

Regular Admission: $30 / Member Admission: $20

Saturday, April 12

Big Train Celebrity Softball Classic, via Big TrainBethesda Big Train FanFest and Celebrity Softball Classic
Shirley Povich Field (10600 Westlake Drive)
Time: 5:30 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.

The Third Annual Big Train Celebrity Softball Classic will be held at Shirley Povich Field (10600 Westlake Dr. Bethesda, MD 20817) in Cabin John Regional Park on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 7PM. FanFest will kick things off beginning at 5:30PM and include great family fun, rides and games, a Redskins themed auction, giveaway items, and free food for the first 500 people! There will be plenty of opportunity to meet your favorite participants on the field immediately following the game for pictures and autographs.

The proceeds raised from the game will benefit the team’s foundation to improve and build baseball fields in nearby communities to provide local children with better places to play. Proceeds will also benefit Lorenzo Alexander’s ACES Foundation, The Brave Dave Open, and the Washington Redskins Alumni Association.